0
Votes

Arlington Calendar 8/22

Ongoing

Thursdays

Food Truck Thursdays. In the surface parking lot at the corner of Crystal Drive and 18th Street. Food Trucks that sign up get free reserved parking and patrons get one location with ample options and old favorites. Food Trucks already signed up include: Doug the Food Dude, Hot People Food, Red Hook Lobster and Willie’s Po’Boy.

Friday Mornings

Line Dancing Class. 10-11 a.m. Line dancing with Barbara Allen. Covers the basic steps, then combines them to music for a gentle, social, aerobic workout. More experienced line dancers are welcome as they can assist newer dancers. At Aurora Hills Senior Center. Call 703-228-5722.

Fridays in September

Wine in the Water Park. 7-9 p.m. Free admission and snacks, $5 wine, $4 beer. Wine in the Water Park brings the mood-setting, ambient music of DJ Adrian Loving, wine and beer selected by the Washington Wine Academy and free snacks from Jaleo to the Crystal City Water Park, across from 1750 Crystal Dr.

Sept. 15-26

Northern Virginia Senior Olympics. The 30th annual Northern Virginia Senior Olympics are scheduled at 18 venues throughout the region. Opening day ceremonies will be held Saturday, Sept. 15, 9:45 a.m. at Thomas jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. 2nd St. Registration forms are available at senior centers, senior residences and online at www.nvso.us. Fee is $12. Registration deadline is Sept. 1. Call 703-228-4721 or email nvso1982@gmail.com.

Through Oct. 7

Musical Comedy. Signature Theatre kicks off its 2012/13 season with The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Performances are Tuesday through Sunday evenings, with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are available in person at the Signature Box Office or by calling Ticketmaster at 703-573-SEAT.

Through November

National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest. Cherry Blossoms are blooming inside and outside in Crystal City this spring with a new partnership between the Crystal City Business Improvement District, Vornado/Charles E. Smith, and FotoDC. Some 150 finalists and judge favorites from FotoDC's Second Annual National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest will be exhibited along Crystal City's interior walkways. Visit www.crystalcity.org.

Email announcements to arlington@connectionnewspapers.com. Deadline is noon the Thursday before publication. Photos are welcome.

Thursday/Aug. 23

Scandinavian Noir in Translation. 7 p.m. An evening with translator K.E. Semmel who has played a key role in bringing Scandinavian crime fiction works to English-speaking audiences. Recent translations include Karin Fossum's The Caller and Jussi Adler-Olsen's The Absent One. One More Page, 2200 North Westmoreland St. Visit www.onemorepagebooks.com.

Friday/Aug. 24

Summer Concert Series. 8 p.m. Free. The United States Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants. Air Force Memorial, One Air Force Memorial Drive.

Saturday/Aug. 25

Central Arlington History Tour. 9 a.m. $2. Tour parks and historic sites in Clarendon, Ballston, Glencarlyn and surrounding areas dating from colonial times to early 20th century. Bring lunch and water. Tour starts at the Clarendon Metro station, on the southwest corner of Wilson Boulevard and N. Highland Street.

Fall Vegetable Gardening. 10 a.m. - noon. Whether you are looking for an encore with cool-season vegetables or to protect your plot with a cover crop, this workshop is for you. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Call 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com

Monday/Aug. 27

Crystal Screen Gets Romantic: When Harry Met Sally. Free.The courtyard along S. Bell Street will be transformed into a free outdoor movie theater. The ROM COM theme makes it the perfect (and affordable) date night in the heart of Crystal City. 1800 South Bell St. (near Crystal City Metro).

Tuesday/Aug. 28

Insect and Plant Invaders in Our Landscape. 7-8:30 p.m. Find out about what to look for and what you can do about “exotic invasives,” including using native plants as substitutes for commonly used invasives. Fairlington Community Center, 3308 S. Stafford St. Call 703-228-6414 or email mgarlalex@gmail.com.

Thursday/Aug. 30

American Soldiers in Civil, Revolutionary, and World Wars Lecture. 7 p.m. Comparison lecture by George Mason University professor, Christopher Hamner. Book sale and signing at 6:30 p.m. Arlington Central Library, 1015 N. Quincy St.

Friday/Aug. 31

Celtic Aire, the United States Air Force Band is having a Summer Concert Series at the Air Force Memorial. It starts at 8 p.m. and is free to the public, tickets are not required. Air Force Memorial is located at One Air Force Memorial Drive.

Thursday/ Sept. 6

Leukemia/Lymphoma. 7:30 p.m. Make a difference in the fight against blood cancer. Team In Training will hold a free information session at Marymount University's Lee Center to discuss upcoming races, registration and training tips. Visit www.teamintraining.org/nca/ or on Facebook www.facebook.com/TNTNCA.

Sunday/Sept. 16

A Taste of Wine and Jazz. 2-6 p.m. $20 food and wine, $10 food only. Enjoy sips of wine from Spain and South America provided by Jaleo and tempting tapas from local restaurants. Free salsa dancing lessons from The Salsa Room, Latin jazz from Trio Caliente and wine tasting classes from the Washington Wine Academy. Tickets available day of event. Courtyard at 220 20th St.

Sunday/Sept. 23

Pups and Pilsners. 2-6 p.m. Free admission, additional fee for beer. This dog-friendly festival features a beer garden with 10 stations – each with a different craft brew, including offerings from local breweries. Crystal City restaurants will serve up food to satisfy appetites. Festival grounds at 1405 Crystal Dr.

Reading Rally Two. 2 p.m. held by the Opera Guild of Northern Virginia. Open to the general public. Free program has authors, including Lesley Lee Francis, American poet Robert Frost’s granddaughter, discussing ‘Please Look After Mom’ by Korean author Kyung-Sook Shin. At the Arlington Central Library, 1015 North Quincy St. Visit www.operaguildnova.org

Monday/Sept. 24

Northern Virginia Mineral Club. 7:45 p.m. The Northern Virginia Mineral Club promotes, educates and encourages interest in geology, mineralogy, lapidary arts and related sciences. Meetings are held at 7:45 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month (except two in Summer and December) at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 Carlin Springs Rd. Call 703-228-6535. No meetings in July and August. Visitors are always welcome at our Club Meetings.

Saturday/Sept. 29

Anniversary. 6:30 p.m. Phoenix Houses of the Mid-Atlantic celebrates 50 years of making a difference. Reception, dinner and musical entertainment by David Wright and The Wright Touch at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, 2800 S. Potomac Ave. Contact Lauren Zapf at lzapf@phoenixhouse.org or call 703-841-0703, ext. 3088 for tickets.

Crystal City Diamond Derby. 4-10 p.m. The event will transform the parking garage at 2345 Crystal Dr. in Crystal City into an urban cycling course. From daredevil cyclists to non-competitive riders, the Derby has something for everyone, including a course for kids, a traditional speed race, team relays and a courier-inspired obstacle course. Visit www.diamond-derby.com

Floral Demos. 10:30-2:30 p.m. Rock Spring Garden Club will have in-club floral designers demonstrating how to create lovely floral designs and members answering gardening questions at Arlington County's First 55+ Retirement Fair, at the Langston Brown Community Center, 2121 N. Culpepper Street. Visit www.arlingtonva.us/dpr.

Sunday/Sept. 30

Festival Latinoamericano. 1-5 p.m. Head to Kenmore Middle School during Hispanic Heritage Month as dancers and musicians bring the exciting folk traditions of several Latino-American countries to Arlington. Free admission. Visit www.arlingtonva.us/dpr.

Saturday/Oct. 6

“Mind your Health” 5K Run/Walk hosted by Mental Health America. 8 a.m. at Bluemont Park, 339 N. Manchester Street. Registration is $25 through Aug. 31 and $30 beginning Sept. 1. Visit www.mentalhealthamerica.net. Sponsorship opportunities available: contact Julie Burke at jburke@mentalhealthamerica.net.

Sunday/Oct. 14

Fundraiser. 1-4 p.m. The Mutts n Munchkins Crafty Kids Fundraiser supports Service Dogs of Virginia. Mutts n Munchkins is looking for individuals, or teams of young people, to create simple dog related products (art work or baked goods) or interactive activities (games or arts and crafts) to sell at the event to raise money for Service Dogs of Virginia. Cherry Hill Park. Vist www.muttsnmunchkins.com.

Monday/Oct. 22

Northern Virginia Mineral Club. 7:45 p.m. The Northern Virginia Mineral Club promotes, educates and encourages interest in geology, mineralogy, lapidary arts and related sciences. Meetings are held at 7:45 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month (except two in Summer and December) at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 Carlin Springs Rd. Call 703-228-6535. No meetings in July and August. Visitors welcome.

Saturday/Oct. 27

Arlington Free Clinic will hold its 16th Annual Black Tie Benefit Gala at the Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner. The theme of this year’s event is “Voilà Paris!”. The Clinic provides both primary and specialty health services to the uninsured and many of the Clinic’s client services and resources depend on the success of the Gala. The Gala will feature a dinner, dancing to the music of Odyssey, a raffle, and an auction that includes getaways, art, and many other things. Sponsorships for the Gala are available at many levels and tickets are $300 per person. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased by visiting www.gala.arlingtonfreeclinic.org

Monday/Nov. 26

Northern Virginia Mineral Club. 7:45 p.m. The Northern Virginia Mineral Club promotes, educates and encourages interest in geology, mineralogy, lapidary arts and related sciences. Meetings are held at 7:45 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month (except two in Summer and December) at Long Branch Nature Center, 625 Carlin Springs Rd. Call 703-228-6535. No meetings in July and August. Visitors are always welcome at our Club Meetings.